Logic – Young Sinatra: Undeniable [Exclusive Interview]
Posted by Grubeats on May 1, 2012
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A couple weeks back I had the opportunity to meet Logic, interview him, and see him perform as the headliner at a benefit concert for the Dance For Paralysis foundation. Above and beyond that, Logic brought the new age of hip-hop into one of the most storied restaurant franchises, The Hard Rock Cafe, and left his heart on the stage. Prior to the show, I sat down with Logic and asked him anything and everything from growing up, to passion for Frank Sinatra, to Kevin Durant’s tweets, to his favorite color. For all those responses and more, watch the video above. What you may or may not extract from the interview is Logic’s sincerity, passion, love, devotion, appreciation and respect for all, molded into the articulate and professional young man and artist he has become. Truly the most personable and enjoyable interview I have ever conducted.
Although the crowd was rather intimate on this particular 80-degree Sunday night in April, they were lively and jocund. From the minute Logic graced the stage, the fans were bouncing, reciting the lyrics, and having FUN. Logic gave the fans an impressive 40-45 minute set before he was prematurely cut off, leaving him no choice but to rapidly rap “War Vet” in acapella faster than Busta Rhymes can say “Then I’m gonna murder every thing and anything a badaboom a badabing“. Really though, I’ve seen and heard fast rappers but this was on another level.
Upon finishing his set, Logic burrowed through the crowd of lingering fans like any other kid, before he was swarmed by his loyal #RattPack and #BobbySoxers. Again, I’ve seen artists show love back to their fans after their performances, but Logic took this to an entirely new level.
“Shout out to the homies in the front row with the blunt rolled, that waited for hours in the snow just to see me flow, so you know I gotta stay after the show, cause if Chi-Town show love I’mma show love, outside no gloves in the winter time, say I’m hungry like dinner time, staying for every single one of my fans, autographs til I couldn’t feel my hands, just a man with the plan but you wouldn’t understand”- Logic – “We Get High” (1st Verse)
Not only did he sign autographs, take pictures, shake hands, give daps, to every fan patiently waiting, but he personally took several fans aside and had meaningful conversations with them. I don’t care what anyone says, this is unheard of, regardless of the size of the crowd.
For any and all of you who haven’t downloaded Logic’s brand new mixtape, Young Sinatra: Undeniable, yet, I highly recommend doing so. Approaching 60,000 DL’s on Datpiff alone in the first 26 hours says a lot for an independent artist. Big thanks again to @Logic301 , @CZmgmt , & the whole Visionary squad for their continued support and cooperation as well as @1stRound for putting the show on.
http://DanceForParalysis.com – do good.